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The malar rash is inflammation caused from the immune system. Does this mean a malar rash is immune-mediated by definition?

The malar rash is inflammation caused from the immune system.  Does this mean a malar rash is immune-mediated by definition?

All are...: All "rashes" are the result of the immune system. The difference is the trigger for the rash. So yes, it is an immune-mediated rash. ...Read more

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Flushing (Definition)

Flushing is a clinical finding in which blood rushes to an area of skin ...Read more


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Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more

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I have a rash that starts on my cheeks can it be roscea ? The temp and alcohol bring it on I have sle and get malar rash sometimes but this rash is different what treatment is avail for it thanks

I have a rash that starts on my cheeks can it be roscea ? The temp and  alcohol bring it on I have sle and get malar rash sometimes but this rash is different what treatment is avail for it thanks

Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. Symptoms: redness of the face; blushing or flushing easily; a lot of spider-like blood vessels in the future. You do have rosacea. ...Read more

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Hi, i seem to have malar edema. I am not sure if it is allergy based or poor sleep. Is there anything non-surgical like massage that will "cure" it?

Hi, i seem to have malar edema. I am not sure if it is allergy based or poor sleep. Is there anything non-surgical like massage that will "cure" it?

Not insomnia: This is not from lack of sleep but if this is a recurrent problem, you should consult an allergist especially if you have choking or recurrent abdominal cramps to rule out a hereditary form of angioedema. Massage is not expected to reduce it. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of "flush" the stones?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of "flush" the stones?

Vit B6, Magnesium: This is not a "home remedy." It is from published research (sorry, don't have cite at hand). Vitamin B6, 200-500 mg per day, plus Magnesium (400-500 mg/day--or up to "bowel tolerance."). You can't "OD" on magnesium, because too much will cause diarrhea. Good idea to take a high-potency B complex along with the B6. Also,Cranberry juice, 2 glasses/day. ...Read more

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Why do malar flushes occur in mitral stenosis?

Why do malar flushes occur in mitral stenosis?

Malar flush: from the Merck manual: The classic facial appearance in MS, a plum-colored malar flush, occurs only when cardiac output is low and pulmonary hypertension is severe; cause is cutaneous vasodilation and chronic hypoxemia. ...Read more

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Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of malar?

What are the most common causes of malar?

Depends: If you have lots of pain / arthralgias associated with malar rash you may want to be screened or tested for lupus or related autoimmune syndromes. Although acne rosacea can give one a malar rash like distribution as well. See your dr if this is ongoing. ...Read more

Malar (Definition)

Malar refers to the cheek bone ...Read more